Champagne Friday: LOUIS SACY Cuvee Inedite Blanc de Blancs

I first tasted this new SACY cuvee last summer at VinExpo (June of 2013). It has recently arrived in Texas and I have now had it another three times including with dinner with Carol last night at La Vista (it was delicious with the mussels). The wine is a real treat and in now “in the Champagne rotation” for us. And the price is right.

CuvéeInéditeLOUIS SACY Cuvee Inedite Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, Champagne, NV ($36.49)
A 12% alcohol 100% Chardonnay Champagne from the single Grand Cru village of Verzy (better known for Pinot Noir) in the Montagne de Reims.  Before champenization, the base wines undergo full malo-lactic fermentation and after get 3 years aging en tirage.   The result is a pale green-gold straw in color and fully sparkling; dry, medium-plus-bodied with fresh acidity and scant but present phenolics.  This is a richer style all Chardonnay Champagne offering riper lemon and other citrus along with integrated mineral and toast. Normally, blanc de blancs is more in the aperitif range of Champagne but this one has the richness to go into the meal. Opens and evolves with time in the glass. BS: 93.

CHAMPAGNE QUOTE:
Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne! ~ Sir Winston Churchill during WWI

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